Industry-Friendly FERC Rejects Perry’s Coal & Nukes Bailout

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“Secretary Perry likes to use flash and glitz to cover over imperfections in form. Like the wise judges on Dancing with the Stars, FERC saw through the act. “This was an easy decision to make for [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

Adani Activists Stop Coal Train Before Being Arrested

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ACTIVISTS have halted a train carrying hundreds of tonnes of coal headed for the Abbott Point Coal Terminal. Anti-Adani protest group Front Line Action on Coal reported two activists climbed on [...]

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay

By Carla Santos Skandier, -

After decades spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire. In [...]

Activists Disrupt White House’s Pro-Coal Panel At Bonn Climate Summit

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By Dharna Noor The Real News Network - The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is in full swing in Bonn, Germany and all eyes are now on the US, now the only country in the world to reject [...]

Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017

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By Alexander C. Kaufman for The Huffington Post - Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are surging again after staying flat for three years, climate scientists reported on Monday, a [...]

Thousands March To Keep Coal In Ground Ahead Of Climate Summit

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By Staff of Tele Sur - Implementation of the Paris accord will be discussed at the 195-nation climate meeting in Bonn between November 6 and 17. Thousands of people took to the streets of Bonn on [...]

To Close Climate Goals Gap: Drop Coal, Ramp Up Renewables

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By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - Countries will have to phase out coal and invest in renewable energy even faster than previously expected to keep global warming below perilous levels [...]

State Denies Key Water Quality Permit For Longview Coal Project

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By Jan Hasselman for Earth Justice - The Washington Department of Ecology denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview [...]

After Generations In Coal, West Virginians Finding Jobs In Solar

By Jason Margolis for PRI - Nobody from his graduating class is working in coal, says Swiger. “[They’re] honestly working in fast food, or not working at all.” Not Swiger. He has a job installing [...]

Navajo Solar Plant To Replace Coal Plant

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By Staff of the Associated Press - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation [...]

Citizens Begin Reclaiming Coal Country After Decades Of Corporate Land Grabs

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By Emma Eisenberg for Yes! Magazine - “Land is the most important thing to us, yet it’s not clear at all who owns it,” says Karen Rignall, assistant professor of community and leadership [...]

Coastal Communities Sue 37 Oil, Gas And Coal Companies Over Climate Change

By Georgina Gustin, -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - Two California counties and a city are suing 37 fossil fuel companies, accusing them of knowingly emitting dangerous greenhouse gases that have [...]

Climate Activists Crashed Global Insurance Meeting To Demand Exit From Coal Companies

By Peter Bosshard, -

By Peter Bosshard for Alternet - By divesting from coal companies, insurers can fulfill their basic mission: to protect us from catastrophic risk. Climate activists brought their message that [...]

Georgia Town Fights Becoming Coal Ash Dumping Ground

By Georgina Gustin, -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - When news spread that Republic Services planned to dump trainloads of toxic coal ash in a local landfill, citizens, led by the local newspaper, [...]